new year, new page

The new year is almost upon us.  I figured that meant it was time for a new page on the site.  I’ve added a page called “Resources” with, oddly enough, a whole bunch of resource links.  The idea behind this page was to create a place where folks can start their learning process on food…

this and that

Fall is my favorite time of year.  Love the colors, love that I get to snuggle into sweaters again for reasons other than Mr. Plucky turned up the air conditioning too high, and love all the holidays.  All the EATING holidays that is.  You know, priorities and stuff. This month finds the family happily planning…

pumpkin pie spiced donuts

For the record … and so my mom doesn’t lecture me … I really do eat very healthy. Lots of veggies and everything. But today is Monday. Monday is donut day. Found an awesome recipe by Danielle Walker and modified it to fit my restrictions. Ingredients 5 eggs 0.5 cup maple syrup 0.5 cup pumpkin puree 0.25…

pancakes!

I have no idea how normal people cook anymore. So many years eating in alternative ways has left gaping holes in my recipe lexicon.  In part this is due to the number of times I’ve had to re-write and re-assemble my personal cookbook.  Over time as my restrictions have changed, I have learned how to…

frustrating and painful and wonderful

Mr. Plucky and I took an off-road motorcycle skills course over the weekend.  It’s hard to write anything very witty when your butt got thoroughly whooped.  It was a great experience, but not fun in the “wahoo” sense.  Might have been all the times I fell off the bike … into the prickly berry bushes…

beginners welcome

There’s so much to learn!  I’m working on motorcycle skills, off-road driving skills, figuring out new ways to prepare food, and loads of other things will pop up on me over the next year that I haven’t even imagined yet.  How am I going to tackle it all? A couple of years ago I read…

mogfest  2016

There’s this magical farm in Oregon where euro off road vehicles dream of all year long.  They yearn to prove their pluck in the pit and cool their tires in the river.  It’s a little slice of heaven on earth. Check out the Instagram for more pictures.

fear is the enemy

Fear lies.  Every time.  I’ve spent too much time being afraid of things that don’t really matter.  It has distracted me from the things that really do matter. I spent several years paralyzed by my food related fears, hiding behind the label of “introvert”, and oblivious to what I was missing because I could not…

hiny hut

I need a little comic relief this week, so I thought I would share what was the MOST essential thing we took with us to Moab in May: the hiny hut.  If your rear has a fear of being seen while you are … um, taking care of business … then this is the gear for…

freeze dried foods

Since tossing out the microwave, the next thing I decided to try is freeze dried foods.  Of course, the pre-packaged variety is out for me, but I did find a company that sells single ingredient cans of food which could  work for me: Thrive. The idea of freeze dried food alleviates some of the fear of…